An extremely rare albino turtle was recently spotted in Australia. This turtle was the last of 122 hatchlings from a green turtle nest on Castaways Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Black squirrels have been seen more regularly in Michigan -- many residents have even mistaken them for rats with bushy tails. Despite their unique color, however, they are still gray squirrels. They seem to occur more often in northern climates, and a project looks at them in the U.K.
A rare white giraffe named Omo was recently spotted in Tanzania's Tarangire National Park. Rather than being albino, Omo has dark eyes and a genetic condition that makes her pale and unable to produce pigment in skin Although she is alive and well in the park, researchers say her unique coloration may make her a target for poaching.
Researchers recently discovered two-toned cats are born with distinctive black-and-white patches because certain pigment cells fail to multiply properly during early stages of embryo development. They suggest their findings could be used to to trace other genetic abnormalities, such as holes in the heart.
Harvard researchers created a mathematical model that helps explain how animals get their stripes and why they are oriented in certain patterns.
Most wild horses have lost their unique wild Dun coats that are characterized by pale hair and zebra-like dark stripes. In a recent study, researchers investigate the genetics behind this unique skin pigmentation and why horses have evolved differently.
The corn snake's genome has been sequenced for the first time, and reveals important information regarding the gene mutation responsible for albinism.
Hidden within a humid cave in southeastern Brazil, a new eyeless Daddy Longlegs spider species was recently discovered. Researchers have since named the species Smeagol after the Lord of the Rings character.
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have made the first-ever field observations of Omura's whales, which occured off the coast of Madagascar. This study sheds light on the rare species' behavior and habitat preferences.
Using fossilized structures known as melanosomes, researchers concluded that an ancient bat species was reddish-brown in color. More importantly, the study suggests that melanin desposits from fossils can be used to determine the color of ancient species.
Black rice, also known as forbidden rice, was once reserved for the Emperor. Now, it is widely popular for having high antioxidants. A new study sheds light on how the grains got their dark color.
Each fall like clockwork leaves start to change from green to various shades of yellow, orange and red. So why exactly do these colors surface in the fall?
Camouflage has always been one of nature's greatest accomplishments in the eyes of man. It's a skill we can barely imitate despite how far technology has come. Now researchers are at least a step closer to understanding how chameleons do it, revealing a stunning and unexpected system just beneath their skin.